Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum (서울약령시 한의약박물관)


128, Wangsan-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 동대문구 왕산로 128 (용두동)


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Operating Hours

March-October: 10:00-18:00

November-February: 10:00-17:00

* Last admission: 30min before closing


Mondays, New Year's Day, Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day), & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)

Length of Tour

Around 1 hour


Located in Dongdaemun-gu Seoul (the largest distribution market of herbal medicine in Korea), the museum is situated on the grounds of Bojewon, a medical institution that was in operation during the Joseon Dynasty. The Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum was established with the goal of preserving and developing Korea’s herb medicine culture. It has on display oriental relics and samples of medicinal herbs.

Opened on September 13, 2006, the museum boasts a wide assortment of items: 500 pieces of equipment used by practitioners of herbal medicine, 420 artifacts related to the field of oriental medicine, and about 350 herbal medicinal items.

A large number of antique books related to herbal medicine are also on exhibit at the museum, helping visitors unfamiliar to the practice gain an overall understanding of what effect each herb or technique has and how each is used when treating patients.

In addition, the museum also houses a model of the Bojewon from the Joseon Dynasty, an oriental medicine experience zone, a multi-purpose auditorium, a rest area, and museum shop.

Structure Size

Total Area: 2,335㎡

Exhibition area: 733㎡

Educational area: 146㎡

Rest area: 223㎡

Maximum Occupancy

200 people

Collections Status

426 Relics and ancient books related to historic herbal medicine

358 Medicinal herbs

Exhibition Hall Information

* Permanent Exhibition

The History and Culture of Oriental Medicine

Oriental Medicine and the Human Body

Herb Village Story

Prescription for Balance

Children's Oriental Medicine Experience

Tradition and History of Yangnyeong-si

Admission / Participation Fees

Free of charge

Parking Facilities

Donguibogam Health Department Store underground parking facility


* Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more people.

* Groups of students should be accompanied by an adult.

* Prior reservation is required for museum guide.

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